Our Passion

We are the go-to HR experts who manage all your people-related strategies and help your business grow

About Us

From straightforward HR advice, to helping develop effective business strategies, we pride ourselves in creating sustainable solutions for your people and your business, however big or small.      ​

SYLO | Beyond HR. have consultants, based in Oxfordshire, who provide a wide range of  Services that go beyond HR Essential Advice and policies and documentation to include: People Support including Coaching, Recruitment, Counseling, Mediation, Outplacement, Business and Marketing Strategy, Learning & Development plus Health & Safety.  We understand that the people in your business are crucial, your life blood and all elements of our service are focused on ensuring you have a motivated, productive and happy team that work alongside you in achieving your goals and objectives.

Operating for over 10 years, SYLO | Beyond HR’s consultants, based in Oxfordshire have worked with most sectors, on a wide variety of different projects within SME’s from below 10 employees, National business including Franchises and International Organisations. Every member of our team has the extensive specialist experience, so whatever your challenge, we have the expert support that will find a workable, practical solution for your business.  We pride ourselves on providing calm, clear advice and support.  We carefully assess your requirements before creating an integrated response that specifically matches each project.

We understand the impact COVID-19 has had on businesses and we have provided a wide range of support for all our Clients throughout the pandemic from Furloughing staff to Outplacement Support Services, Business Strategy and latterly the implications of Hybrid Working on their Organisations.  Go to our COVID-19 section for free advice on Vaccines in the workplace and access to other free resources.

Our passion is people and business.  We can, and will, help you develop the business that ensures you, and your people, thrive.

Our Services

Our range of HR Services, based in Oxfordshire, but covering the whole of the UK, will provide for all your business needs in one place. Our Clients span many different sectors, such as Professional Services, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Retail, Technology, Life Sciences, Education, Healthcare, Not for Profit, Hospitality, Creative Industries and Media.

We offer Services that include HR advice and support from recruitment to handling disciplinaries and ensuring legal compliance, as well as looking at the wellbeing and development of your employees through coaching, psychometric assessments, counseling, and mediation. We also help incorporate your HR strategy within your overall business objectives and provide tailor-made training and courses to match your people and organisational needs. Working with EHSC, we can also ensure the health and safety of all your people.

Wherever your employees work, in the office or from home, we have experience in developing and implementing a Hybrid Working Model that works for your business and your people. Key to the successful roll-out of Hybrid Working is consideration of all aspects of office and/or remote working, by ensuring fairness, consistency, and transparency for all employees whilst still achieving your business objectives.

You can download a summary of all our five HR Services (based in Oxfordshire) here.

All your Essential HR advice in one place: from recruitment to support handling grievances and, being legally compliant to storing all your HR documentation, we are the experts.

Our qualified team will help you manage the most important part of any business, the wellbeing of your people; via Coaching, Psychometric Assessments and other techniques.

To ensure you maximise the full potential of your organisation, your People Strategy must work alongside your Business Strategy. Our experienced Business team can help.

Everyone needs to develop their skills, so our qualified team can deliver a wide range of training courses, off-the-shelf, or specific to your needs.

To ensure your teams’ safety, we have expert Health & Safety specialists to advise and support you on your legal obligations.

Whatever the impact of COVID-19 on your business, we are always fully up to date on the latest guidance, and therefore able to support you and your people whatever the issue.

Just some of our clients
What our clients think
  • I have had the pleasure of working with SYLO since March 2018 and I honestly couldn’t think of a better team to work with. SYLO joined Breathe’s Partner Programme in 2015, since when they have offered Breathe HR as part of their retained service packages they provide to their clients. These include proactive support which enables SMEs to focus on their people, rather than admin. SYLO have achieved Breathe Gold Partner Status and in recognition of their many successes and their excellent service, they were named Breathe Partner of the Year 2019 at our annual partner conference.

    The team at SYLO are all passionate about the service they provide which is fully tailored to their clients’ needs. This is one of the many reasons they stand out from the crowd. They are an absolute joy to work with (I feel like I’m an extension of their team!) and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to SMEs.

    Bethan Roles, Partner Account Manager, Breathe, Horsham

  • Amongst the business disruption of 2020 also came the stark reality that businesses need to act and not just speak the words of Inclusion, but support the world to become more equitable. We needed experienced support to guide these conversations within our agency and to get the whole team involved in creating change, in the way we work and the work we do.  SYLO | Beyond HR was able to give guidance and clarity to create an agenda over 6 engaging workshops with 2 experienced facilitators.  The work doesn’t stop there and this year we look forward to working with SYLO on developing specific training sessions and organisational process improvements.

    Lexi Clarke, Client Services Director, Action Rocket, London

  • SYLO | Beyond HR. are great to work with – they listen and respond to individual needs, are challenging but supportive and are highly skilled and adaptable. Our work with them has enabled us to develop and implement a sharp, focused appraisal process, which will enable managers to be more consistent, staff to develop their professional capability in a targeted way and the school to provide competencies-based evidence of staff performance.

    Maxine Evans, Head Teacher, Rush Common Primary School, Oxfordshire

  • Sarah allows our business to concentrate on the jobs we set out to do, and not have to worry about the HR input with a highly professional service that she provides.

    Stuart Barr, Director Stuart Barr CDR Ltd, BarrJoinery Ltd & BarrKitchens Ltd, Thame

  • As a small business, we outsource our HR and spent some time reviewing various options before deciding on SYLO. We’ve now been supported by their team for over two years; they have handled everything in an extremely timely and professional manner. Communication is quick and clear and regular reviews mean we stay fully compliant with all regulation. The cloud-based HR system has proved particularly helpful. I would recommend SYLO without hesitation.

    Gareth Wakefield, Chief Technical Officer, Xerion Healthcare, Bicester

  • During what has proved a very trying time for most businesses, we decided to use the opportunity to rework and update all aspects of our HR & GDPR policies, as well as ensure we had solid and up to date health and safety policies.

    With what can be a very daunting, and complicated set of processes, we engaged SYLO to help guide us through. We have been very impressed with the speed and attention to detail that has been demonstrated by each member of the team.

    Simon Percy, Managing Director, Little Shadow, London

  • We contacted SYLO back in 2013 as a growing company in need of some HR support. Having experienced a period of fast growth we needed to take a step back and review where we were and what we needed to do to ensure we had a strong HR infrastructure from which to grow further. SYLO has proved invaluable in helping us find our way through the complexity of HR policy and procedure.

    Since the initial contact, we have doubled in size and the partnership between Doig Furniture and SYLO has gone from strength to strength. They have been there every step of the way providing endless support with everything from recruitment to employment contracts to business development, and everything in between!

    Duncan Doig, Managing Director Doig Furniture, Thame

  • SYLO delivered on the brief by matching me with an excellent coach, Elizabeth, and someone that I trust implicitly.

    The coaching is an invaluable investment of my time and enables me to step off the treadmill, re-focus and ensure that I am in the best position possible to execute my duties and add value to this fantastic business.

    Rich Blunden, Group Managing Director, Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries, Berkhampstead

  • As the recently appointed voluntary Commercial Director of a small-town sports club I was faced with the daunting task of establishing employment contracts with my part-time bar and catering staff, and also putting in place an HR documentation system. With the support of SYLO this has been accomplished to my total satisfaction and at a cost that I consider very reasonable. The SYLO team that I have worked with have been very fast, efficient and extremely professional and I cannot recommend them more highly.

    David Leggett, Sports Club Commercial Director, Marlow

  • Sarah and Sally from SYLO are loyal and enthusiastic supporters of Lord Williams’s School. Their involvement includes the development and delivery of a range of Sixth Form workshops with an employment-related focus, providing work experience placements, and attending the School Business Breakfast meetings. The advice and guidance that SYLO | Beyond HR provide is based on extensive business experience and specialised knowledge of people recruitment and management. When working with our students, Sally and Sarah adapt this experience to the classroom situation to successfully engage and inform our young people in their preparation for the workplace.

    I am delighted with and very grateful for the support SYLO has shown Lord Williams’s School and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with them in the coming years.

    Nicky Stallwood, Personal Development Curriculum Manager, Lord Williams’s School, Thame

  • Having appointed SYLO for a one-off project for our organisation we were extremely impressed by their understanding of the situation. The confidential professional manner how they approached the project, and how they gained the confidence of those taking part. Which resulted in a very comprehensive and informative report which will be of great use to us in the future, so much so, we have asked SYLO to undertake another project for us.

    Ann Midwinter, Thame

  • We found SYLO very approachable and professional – they took the time to understand the specific needs of our business and delivered a course which has provided real assistance and focus to time management across the various elements of our business.

    Mark Pelopida | Head of Company Commercial Department (Partner), Machins Solicitors LLP, Luton

  • From the moment we met with SYLO to discuss our ‘blue sky thinking’ in creating an in-house Leadership Programme, we felt confident in their ability to help us deliver our vision.  SYLO played an intrinsic part in the development of the 12-month Leadership Programme.  As well as expertly designing and facilitating our Development Centre, they were engaged to deliver various modules and one-to-one coaching for the Leadership cohorts for the duration of the programme. 

    More recently, the ability for the team at SYLO to pivot from face-to-face to online training at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we were able to continue to provide our employees with opportunities to learn and develop. 

    SYLO actively use feedback from training activities to adapt and improve the content and they have taken the time to get to know our business.  It has been a pleasure to work with the SYLO team this past 5 years and they continue to contribute to our business success. 

    Claire Madle, Training Advisor, Jonas Software, Wallingford

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